Smoke over BC said to be from Asia, possibly Siberia

Kamloops Fire Center provides information on BC smoke

  • Aug. 13, 2012 9:00 a.m.

  • The smoky conditions seen in B.C. over the past two days is a result of smoke drifting over from offshore.
  • This smoke will move across the central interior of B.C. and into Alberta.
  • The exact location of the offshore smoke is unknown, but weather specialists predict it has come from somewhere in Asia, possibly Siberia.
  • There is an air patrol being conducted by Wildfire Management Branch today to search for additional wildfire starts.
  • Please call toll-free 1 800 663-5555 or dial *5555 on your cell phone to report a wildfire or unattended campfires.


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